Published: June 1, 2014

Eric Stough speaking during spring commencement

When Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, spoke during spring commencement, he related his work as an animator to life, emphasizing the importance of each moment. “Class of 2014, stay in balance and keep a solid foundation,” he told the roaring crowd in Folsom Field. “We need you. Your diploma is an inanimate object, so be the animator and bring it to life.” The university awarded 5,891 degrees May 9.

Photography by Glenn Asakawa